St. Timothy Lutheran Church

                              

                                                                          April 11, 2019


                                                             Luke 19:28-40

                                                            

Scripture readings

for Sunday, April 14

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 31:9-16

Philippians 2:5-1

Luke 22:23-56

REFLECTION


On Passion/Palm Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ entrance not only into Jerusalem, but into his final days on earth. We have a mash-up with this Palm Sunday reading and the longer Passion reading. There is the glory of Jesus riding into Jerusalem with the crowds lauding him as the “king who comes in the name of the Lord.”

 

Does it seem odd that in the Passion reading, the people turn against Jesus? These are not the same people in the crowds. Those who praised him were his people, whereas those that cried out, “Crucify him!” were of a different ilk.

 

The two experiences really cannot be separated. Jesus experienced the horror of the crucifixion and the wondrous resurrection. In our own lives there is glory and pain—not only one or the other.

 

So, where does that leave us? Which crowd do we fit into? Are we those who sing, “All glory laud and honor to you redeemer king” or will we cry out with others, “Crucify him?” It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a crowd. Which crowd is ours?

 

May God grant us the wisdom and the courage to follow our Lord wherever he leads us. Amen. 

 

Pastor Ivy Gauvin

Processional Gospel: Luke 19:28-40

28After he had said this, [Jesus] went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” 32So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34They said, “The Lord needs it.” 35Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. 37As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38saying,

 “Blessed is the king

  who comes in the name of the Lord!

 Peace in heaven,

  and glory in the highest heaven!”

39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Names will remain of the Prayer List for a month - at which

time it will be taken off unless, or course, there is still a continued need

for our prayers and we’re asked to keep the name on.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Spring Work Day at St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Saturday, May 11th         Rain Date  May 18th

9:00 a.m.

 

LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Bring your sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, husbands and wives.

Great way to support your community and church!!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!




***ONLINE GIVING now available at St. Timothy for Debit/Credit cards.   3 ways to give:

   - Go directly to our website at www.sttimothybemus.com

   - Use our QR code with the QR reader on your smartphone

   - Download the app ‘GivePlus Church’. Create an account.   

 

For further information, contact Kathy Carlson at 485-1316.








***Healthy Bones Exercise Class continues to meet Monday and Wednesday at 9:00 am in the fellowship hall of St. Timothy. 


***Adopt a Project Day at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center

 

April 27, 2019   8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Adopt-A-Project Day is a time for accomplishing prearranged work projects.  By knowing in advance who's coming and for which projects, we're better able to get things done.  Previous skill or experience in the project adopted is preferred.


Projects available for adoption include:

  -Painting the exterior of camper cabins  5/6

  -Replacing the windows in Cabin 9

  -Wood cutting and splitting

  -Spring gardening and raking

  -Trail clearing

  -Pressure washing

  -Other...have a special skill not listed above?  let us know

a complementary breakfast and lunch will be served for all volunteers.  Please contact the office to adopt a projet an RSVP today.

 

Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center, 5013 Rt. 430, Bemus Point, NY 14712

716-386-4125, contact@lclcenter.org

- For our community of faith as we seek to do God's work in the world.

    - For those in our congregation and community who suffer silently with illness, financial

    burdens, and family obligation.


    - For victims of violence and their families in all places.


    - For Barb Macholz Grimaldi, Sue Caruso, Bob Ivey, Rev. Don Ray, Pat & Maureen Kibbe,  Beverly Klang, Trudy Fetzner, Arden Johnson, Thom Shagla, Matt Isaacson, Sarah Van Staalduinen, Mabel Tranum, Bryan Brown, Craig Jackson, Marty Maxwell, Jim Doherty, Karen Brown, Ross Gardner, Bonnie Christoferson, Zachary Stewart, Scott Stearns, Zachary Frazier. For people serving in the military, including Ben Wickerham, and their families, those caught up in persecution, violence and war.

  

    - For all children, that the love of Christ may reach them through all of us who have

   resources to love, protect, pray and provide for them.


     -The ELCZ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe and ELCZa Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia.




SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

***5 & 2 Ministry Appreciation Breakfast...

As a thank you for meeting our bin collection

goal, an appreciation breakfast will be held

this Sunday, April 14th from 8:45-9:15 in

Fellowship Hall. All invited!!  51 bins collected